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Te Ohonga Ake: The health status of Māori children and young people in New Zealand

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posted by WM Admin on 7 December 2012


Elizabeth Craig
Judith Adams
Glenda Oben
Anne Reddington
Andrew Wicken
Jean Simpson

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[Dunedin]: University of Otago

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This second report in the Te Ohonga Ake series explores the health status of Māori infants, children and young people using a range of routinely collected data sources. It suggests that while progress has been made in a number of areas (e.g. reductions in hospital admissions for meningococcal disease, infant mortality and some types of injury death), hospital admissions for a number of infectious and respiratory diseases (e.g. acute rheumatic fever, serious skin infections, asthma) have continued to increase. Further, large disparities remain, with hospital admissions and mortality for many conditions remaining much higher for Māori than for non-Māori non-Pacific children and young people.

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Child and Youth Health Reports